RRC Group D Recruitment 2017 has to be the most awaited Indian Railway Recruitment of the year. It is expected that more than 3 lakh posts are vacant in railway right now and out of these, nearly 2.5 lakh is for the Group C and Group D positions. The figures came to light at a Rajya Sabha discussion where, in response to Unstarred Question No-1264, the Ministry of Railway disclosed that there are 225823 vacancies, in various Departments of Zonal Railways. Group D 2017 recruitment will be for numerous post which will cover gang man to Grade D Engineer post. Candidates who are interested in RRC Group D Recruitment can check all the details from this page.

Release of RRC Group D Recruitment 2017 Notification

The biggest question so far is when will be the official notification for RRC Group D 2017 Recruitment released? Well, as per the news paper reports, the notice will be provided in the month of September 2017. However, Indian Railway has not released any official notification supporting the claim in the reports but it is expected that the notice will be provided soon. Some facts about RRC Group D 2017 Notification are as below:

  • All the zones of RRC might release a separate notice for Group D 2017 recruitment.
  • Each notice will be distinguished by an Employment Notice Number which will be EEN – 01/2017.

RRC Group D Exam Date

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The actual exam dates will be announced when the notification for the recruitment will release. However, before this, the Group D recruitment was done in the year 2014. Then, the examination was held in the month of November.

To accommodate such huge number of entrants, RRC conducted the examination in a window of multiple days, from November 02 to 30, 2017. To appear in the exam, the candidates were called in alphabetical order of their name. As soon as the dates will be announced, it will be uploaded in the table below:

Events Important Dates
Notice for RRC Group d Exam will release in September 2017
Application form will be provided from To be announced soon
Exam is to be held on To be announced soon

Post in Railway and Recruitment

The staff in railway is divided into Group A, B, C, and D. The recruitment for the A Group is done by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). However, the post for Group B is filled by RRB. The responsibility to fill the vacancies under Group C and D is with the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC). Further lower level posts are filled via RRB NTPC.

The specifies distribution of vacancies for each post will be announced later on. However, the Railway Recruitment 2017 Group D will be held for the following post, tentatively.

Gateman Walveman X-Ray Attended Assistant Cook
Gangman Trackman Khalas Salesman
Safaiwala Helper Multi Admin Katawala
Box Boy/Peon Helper II TMO Grade D Engineer
Parcel Porter Diesel Kh. Skilled workers Points Man

Note: There might be more post for the which the vacancy might open. As and when the RRC will announce it, we will update it on this page.

Selection Procedure of RRC Group C and D 2017 Recruitment

The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis merit list. The merit of the candidates will be allocated on the basis of:

  • Performance in the written examination, followed by the Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Once the candidates have secured a suitable merit, they will be called for document verification and might also be called for the medical round.

Competition and Job Prospect in RRC Group C and D Recruitment

Under RRB NTPC, over 90 lakh candidates applied for 18252 vacancies. So, the candidates can now imagine how many will apply for the 2.5 lakh post. This might seem like one of the biggest recruitment by railway of India. However, many are not aware of the fact that Indian Railway is the 4th largest recruiter in India, which has the employee strength of more than 1 million.

The table below states the employee strength of Indian Railway:

RRC Group D 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for eligibility have to be satisfied in order to be recruited. The details criteria of eligibility will be announced soon. However, until then the candidates may check the minimum requirements to become eligible for the current Railway Recruitment 2017-18.

Age Limit: Candidates must have completed 18 years of age. The upper age limit may differ from post to post and zone to zone.

Education Qualification – The candidates must have qualified class 10 or ITI or equivalent. The qualification must have been obtained from a recognized institute. However, this is only the minimum qualification, candidates pursuing higher education may also apply.

Railway RRC Group D Recruitment 2017 Application Process

Application Process – The application form for the Railway Recruitment of Group D and C will be provided online. The candidates will be able to fill and submit the details from each of zonal website. In the application form, the candidates will have to submit the educational, personal, and other details.

Mandatory Requirements  – The candidates will need the following to submit the application form successfully:

  • E-mail Id
  • Mobile Number
  • Aadhaar Number
Aadhaar Card Important To Apply for RRC Group D Recruitment 2017
Indian Railway has announced the mandation of Aadhaar Number to apply for any post. Hence, while submitting the Railway Group D Vacancy Online Application Form the candidates will also need it. However, it should be noted that that the candidates from Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu & Kashmir will be exempted from this compulsion because the Govt. of India has not issued the Aadhaar Card in these states. The candidates from these states will be able to apply via PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID Card, etc mediums.

Application Fee – The application fee for the examination is was Rs. 100 in 2014, when the examination was held last time. The amount of fee might increase now. However, nothing can be confirmed until the notice is released. The candidates will be able to submit the amount via Net Banking, Debit/Credit Card, etc.

Railway Group D Admit Card

It is expected that this year the entire recruitment of RRC 2017 Group D will be done online. If so, then the admit card for the candidates also be issued online. The candidates will be able to download it from the official website of each zone. It will be an absolute necessity to carry the RRC Group D admit card 2017 on the exam day. Else, the candidates will not be allowed to take the examination.

Group D Result 2017

The result of RRC Group D recruitment will also be released online. The candidates selected for the written examination will be called for the PET. Then, on the basis of candidate’s performance in written exam and PET, the merit will be allocated to them.

Pay Scale in RRC Group D Recruitment

Last time, the Grade Pay under Railway Group D 2017 Recruitment was Rs. 1800. However, apart from this, numerous other benefits were also included in the pay scale. It is expected that this year it might be increased a little.

Such can be predicted because it has been constantly increasing. In the year 2012-13 to 2013-14, the average wage per employee increased by 11.6%. The 2013-14 Wage Bill, including the pension, actually increased by 9,237.37 in comparison 2012-13 and mounted to 76,241.80. Have a look at the graph below.

Documents that will be Needed During Recruitment of RRC Group D 2017

We know that the official notice has not been announced yet. However, there are certain documents which the candidates will be needing for sure. Hence, for our readers, we have listed these documents below, so that they may keep it ready in advance.

  • Class X Certificate or Date of Birth Certificate – As a birth proof.
  • Aadhaar Card – To proof multiple facets.
  • Educational Certificates – Will come handy while submitting the application form
  • Caste Certificate – For those seeking privileges for reserved category.
  • Physically Handicapped Certificate – For candidates seeking PwD privileges.

How to Prepare for RRC Group D Exam 2017

The written examination of Group D 2017 Recruitment will consist of multiple choice questions. These will be asked from Mathematics, General Knowledge, General Awareness, Reasoning and etc. The level of the questions will be that of the class 10th. Hence, the candidates are advised to study the basic topics in each subject.

As far as the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is considered, the male and female candidates will be assessed on the basis of their physical stamina and running ability. The candidates will have to run certain miles to display both. Hence, it is advised that the candidates start running every day, first doing it for short distance in low speed and then moving on to longer runs with high speed.

Zones of RRC

In all, there are 16 zones of RRC and all of it are given in the table below:

RRC Zones Division Official Website
RRC Allahabad North Central  Railway (RRB ALD)
  • Allahabad
  • Jhansi
  • Agra
RRC Bhubaneswar East Coast Railway (RRC BBS)
  • Khurda Road
  • Waltair
  • Sambhalpur
RRC Bilaspur South East Central  Railway (RRC SECR)
  • Bilaspur
  • Nagpur
  • Raipur
RRC Chennai Southern  Railway (RRC SR)
  • Chennai
  • Madurai
  • Palghat
  • Trichy
  • Trivandrum
RRC Delhi Northern Railway (RRC NR)
  • Delhi-I
  • Delhi-II
  • Ambala
  • Moradabad
  • Lucknow
  • Firozpur
RRC Gorakhpur North Eastern  Railway (RRC NER)
  • Izzatnagar
  • Lucknow
  • Varanasi
  • DLW
RRC Guwahati North Frontier  Railway (RRC NFR)
  • Katihar
  • Alipurduar
  • Rangiya
  • Lumding
  • Tinsukhia
RRC Hajipur East Central Railway (RRC ECR)
  • Danapur
  • Mugalsarai
  • Dhanbad
  • Sonpur
  • Samastipur
RRC Hubli South Western Railway (RRC SW)
  • Bangalore
  • Mysore
  • Hubli
RRC Jabalpur West Central Railway (RRC WCR)
  • Jabalpur
  • Bhopal
  • Kota
RRC Jaipur North Western Railway (RRC NWR)
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Bikaner
  • Ajmer
RRC Kolkata South Eastern Railway (RRC SER)
  • Kharagpur
  • Adra
  • Chakradharpur
  • Ranchi
  • Shalimar
RRC Kolkata Eastern Railway (RRC ER)
  • Howrah-I
  • Howrah-II
  • Sealdah
  • Malda
  • Asansol
  • Chitaranjan
  • Kolkata Metro
RRC Mumbai Western Railway (RRC WR)
  • BCT
  • Vadodara
  • Ahemdabad
  • Ratlam
  • Rajkot
  • Bhavnagar
RRC Mumbai Central Railway (CR)
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Bhusawal
  • Pune
  • Sholapur
RRC Secunderabad South Central Railway (RRC SCR)
  • Secunderabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Guntakal
  • Vijaywada
  • Nanded

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